Product Review: Nike FuelBand

by in Fitness, Product Reviews, July 31, 2012

fuel band
Tracking physical activity can help keep you motivated, but most calorie-counting knickknacks are famously inaccurate. Can Nike’s newest gadget get it right? I couldn’t wait to test out the FuelBand.

My Take
A gadget fans dream — and you don’t have to be a computer wizard to figure it out. The FuelBand allows you to track your activity (excercise and dozens of everyday actions), calories and progress. After a simple online set up to link the FuelBand with your computer and iPhone, you’re on your way.

The Nike+ website allows you to set up an account where you can download your activity data from the FuelBand. Using BlueTooth technology, the mobile app will also allow you to remotely sync and update info with the touch of a button. The FuelBand retails for $149.00 but the website and app are free.

Your daily fuel point goal is based on your gender, age, height, weight and activity level. The band features basic tracking of allotted daily fuel points, calories, distance traveled and steps taken. More advanced features allow you to set more complex goals, earn electronic “trophies” and share info via social media.

With movement throughout the day you rack up points. Once daily fuel points are met, you’re congratulated with a multi-colored dot matrix fan fare that is oddly inspiring.

Wearing the band took a little getting used to, especially while out on a run. It was somewhat cumbersome for someone that isn’t used to dangling instruments while exercising.

Overall the Nike FuelBand was a winner. If you’re an exercise enthusiast with a love of tech wizardry this is the tool for you.

Tell Us: Do you track your physical activity?

More posts from .
Tags: ,

Similar Posts

Food Is Fuel: Eat Like A Marathon Runner

It’s a great time of year for runners! The New York City Marathon is just around the corner and proper nutrition and hydration can make or break...

Comments (948)

  1. The Birch of the Shadow…

    I think there may perhaps be considered a couple duplicates, but an exceedingly handy list! I have tweeted this. Several thanks for sharing!…

  2. Woman of Alien…

    Excellent operate you might have carried out, this page is actually cool with superb info. Time is God’s technique for keeping all the things from occurring simultaneously….

  3. The Silent Shard…

    This will probably be really useful for a few of your respective job opportunities I want to don’t only with my blog but…

  4. The Silent Shard…

    This tends to possibly be fairly practical for some of the work I decide to you should not only with my website but…

  5. read more says:

    Just Browsing…

    While I was surfing today I noticed a excellent post about…

  6. Superb website…

    […]always a big fan of linking to bloggers that I love but don’t get a lot of link love from[…]……

  7. The Birch of the Shadow…

    I feel there may perhaps become a several duplicates, but an exceedingly useful list! I’ve tweeted this. Lots of thanks for sharing!…

  8. Websites you should visit…

    […]below you’ll find the link to some sites that we think you should visit[…]……

  9. Thorn of Girl…

    Superb data can be located on this website blog site….

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>